Â After five years of leading one of the nationâ€™s top historical black colleges, President Robert M. Franklin Â has decided to step down when his term ends on June 30, 2012.Â The 57-year old Franklin came in as the schoolâ€™s tenth president. He will now become a Distinguished Professor for the university. But for some reason being from the AUC I know there’s more to the story!!!
â€œI look forward to a sabbatical, during which I intend to travel, write, speak and interview leaders about the condition of black boys and men in the U.S. and around the globe, research that I began years ago in my book, â€œCrisis in the Village,â€ said Franklin.
â€œI am grateful to the Board of Trustees for the invitation to return as President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics, and the opportunity to continue supporting the mission of Morehouse in a different way.â€
Franklin graduated from Morehouse class of 1975.
He was also the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Emory University and president of the Interdenominational Theological Center.Â Professor Franklinâ€™s tenure included a controversial period that involved a direct confrontation with gay activists on campus. President Franklin took issue with an article on Vibe called â€œThe Mean Girls of Morehouse,â€ which described a homosexual subculture on the Morehouse campus.
I don’t know why he’s stepping down but I know its some drama behind it!!!! What do you think?